The first Terry Fox Marathon of Hope Run was held in 1981, shortly after his death on June 28th of that year. Less than a month later, British Columbia named a 2,639-metre (8,658 foot) peak in the Rocky Mountains, Mount Terry Fox, as a lasting symbol of Terry's courage. He was already the youngest recipient of the Order of Canada and he had been named Canadian of the year. Since his death, numerous highways and roads have been named after him, scholarships given in his name, monuments erected, a coin and a stamp issued, books published, a movie made and even a research institute has been named after him. He had become a Canadian hero.
By May of 2014, the Terry Fox Foundation announced that over $650 million had been raised to support cancer research in Terry's name.
Terry had been to Marmora the year before his death, hosted by Dwayne & Betty Welch and Gordon & Stella Bennett, and greeted by over 500 people at the I.G.A. parking lot. A total of $2300.00 was raised in four days.
Since that time, Marmora has hosted a Terry Fox run every year, and this year gearing up for the 35th anniversary, organized by Lloyd McCoy, to be held Sept. 20th. To read more about Terry Fox in Marmora, and the dedicated participants in the Terry Fox Run over the years, CLICK HERE.